Replacement for PM G4 Yikes! PRAM Battery

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Nameci, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    In my corner of the world there is no way I can get my hands on a replacement PRAM battery. I can only get my hands on a 3volt Lithium battery. Can it be used to replace a dead battery on my PowerMac G4?
  2. tampasteve macrumors 6502

    I am NOT recommending this....but one can find information online on how to make a battery used for these applications. Essentially you use button batteries to accomplish this. I have never tried it as there is no real need as they are readily available here.
  3. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    Just order a 1/2 AA battery from eBay. Plenty of worldwide shippers and it will only cost $5 or so. Not worth the hassle and cost of making your own IMHO.
  4. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    OWC has them too. When I bought mine it was $7 or so, may be a bit more now. The unfortunate thing is I have several other machines that could benefit from new batteries, but I don't want to blow $50 on batteries.
  5. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    $50 is a lot to blow on batteries but $20 will make 10 computers very happy

    [Not my listing. Obviously.]

    Hint when buying for Mac components; always look for the generic name. Once you add superfluous Apple-specific descriptions like 'PRAM' the cost goes up substantially.

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